16:08 A fisherman has been trapped on rocks by the tide near the Whakatane Heads in the Eastern Bay of Plenty

16:07 New Zealand is being called on to support for the Norfolk Islands in what they are calling a strategic land-grab by Australia.

14:37 Labour believes pleas from the office of the Children's Commissioner for more money to help monitor Child, Youth & Family residences are being ignored

14:36 25 new Customs officers are joining their colleagues at Auckland Airport to help manage increasing travel volumes at the border.

14:30 Police are urging motorists to take care as heavy rain causes flooding on SH2 through the Karangahake Gorge in Coromandel, between Waihi & Paeroa.

Wed, 08 Aug 2012

Valerie is the most organised person I have known in my life - Phil Gifford

Michael Laws speaks to sports writer Phil Gifford about Valerie Adams' disappointment at receiving silver off the back of her near non-entry into the games. Phil says that its astonishing that Valerie was not entered on the event list for the shot put prior to the event. "I am not saying that if that mix up hadn't happened, Valerie would have won the gold medal." "What I am saying is that the Valerie Adams we saw throwing in that shot put is not the person that would have thrown in the shot put [otherwise]." 8th August 2012.

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